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Franck: Symphony, Symphonic Variations / Martinon, French National Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 04/27/2009 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 6660662   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  César Franck
Performer:  Philippe Entremont
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this 1969 recording of Franck's D minor Symphony the wind/strings balance is beyond reproach; and in the second place, like the urgent, purposeful 1959 Beecham (and, of a more recent vintage, Charles Dutoit's), the work under Martinon emerges, to its advantage, as a more direct descendant of Beethoven's Ninth.

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In this 1969 recording of Franck's D minor Symphony the wind/strings balance is beyond reproach; and in the second place, like the urgent, purposeful 1959 Beecham (and, of a more recent vintage, Charles Dutoit's), the work under Martinon emerges, to its advantage, as a more direct descendant of Beethoven's Ninth.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
Length: 40 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Length: 16 Minutes 14 Secs. 

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 Excellent May 19, 2017 By Gregory  Carlson (Marshall, VA) See All My Reviews "Great performance of pieces that are rarely heard on public radio." Report Abuse
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